Mother of Seven, Absent
Broken, Mother (front and rear)
Great, Grandfather (no relation)
Cracked Vanity, Grandmother
Work Description: I have been drawing on eggs since childhood, a rich, feminine tradition especially around Easter in my native Czech Republic. As a child I was greatly aware of the egg shell’s frailty as my clumsy hands worked the surface, breaking dozens in the process. In my art making, the egg is a metaphor for the fragility of human life as I represent the portraits of my ancestors.